Dazzle This Holiday Season with Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Holiday SmileWant to start this festive season with a more beautiful smile? If so, it’s not too late to call your cosmetic dentist. From professional whitening to teeth bonding and contouring, there are a number of fast and affordable ways a cosmetic dentist can help enhance the natural beauty of your smile. By hiding or correcting esthetic imperfections, cosmetic treatment allows you to ring in the holidays with a truly dazzling smile. (more…)

A Picture Perfect Smile Through Restorative Dentistry

Picture Perfect SmileWho doesn’t want to look great in holiday pictures, or any picture for that matter? Life can be even more enjoyable when you feel confident with the smile you have to show off. Unfortunately the opposite is also often true. It can be embarrassing and frustrating trying to jump back into your old life – much less photographs – with a newly incomplete smile. Plus, delaying or skipping prosthetic treatment can cause alignment problems and even jaw pain. So stop hiding out, or hating that reminder of your tooth loss each time you look in the mirror, and call your dentist, instead. A restorative dentist can help provide you with a beautiful prosthetic that will not only improve your smile’s function, it will prepare you for your next closeup. (more…)

Q&A: Protecting Your Smile On Halloween

halloweenpumpkinpearsOne of the most enjoyable times of the year – and most threatening to your smile – is Halloween night. You get to dress up, see friends, watch your children wear adorable costumes, and treat yourself to some very delicious sugary goodies. Unfortunately, as much as that candy makes you smile, it also does bad things to your smile. This can leave some patients feeling quite conflicted and unsure how to proceed. We suggest you consider some helpful questions and answers about preventive care, so you’re a bit more prepared for keeping your smile healthy, while you celebrate.


TMJ Disorder 101

jawpainblueHas a dentist ever asked you if you have problems with your TMJs? Did you freeze, unsure how to answer because you’re not even sure what a TMJ is? If so, we think it is high time you learn all about TMJ disorder. This is something we look for during your dental checkups because the sooner we detect this disorder with your jaw joints, the easier it is to offer quick relief while providing effective prevention against long-term side effects. Allow us to educate you with the essentials, so you can keep your jaw health in excellent condition.


What To Expect During Your Checkup

dentalcheckupmagnifyingChances are quite good that you have received a checkup during the course of your life. However, chances are also quite good that, though you have had your smile examined, you may not know much about what’s going on during the appointment. We prefer for our patients to feel informed about what’s happening during dental checkups. This is in part because knowledge typically helps patients feel confident and relaxed. In addition, because the more you know about preventive care, the easier it is to feel motivated to practice it on a consistent basis, which results in clean, healthy smiles. Learn more, so you know just what to expect.


Protecting Your Smile With Dental Cleanings

toothcleanMaintaining a beautiful, healthy smile depends on your dedication to preventive care. Fortunately, daily brushing and flossing are simple to accomplish on your own. As for the professional dental services you need, seeing us for a dental cleaning and checkup is also an essential portion of effective prevention. Not sure why we suggest a visit to our practice for a cleaning twice a year if you’re already doing your best to practice consistent dental hygiene? No worries – by learning a bit more about the reasons behind cleanings and what to expect, you will quickly garner an appreciation that will make scheduling your visit feel much more worthwhile.


Preventive Dentistry: Your Questions

preventionmarkerHave you ever scheduled your preventive dentistry visit, hung up the phone, and then asked yourself why exactly you’re scheduling a trip to see us once every six months? Sure, you know that taking care of your teeth is essential and that you certainly leave your appointments with a clean-feeling smile. However, if you’re taking care of your teeth and gums at home, why see a dentist? If you’re not experiencing any concerning symptoms, why not wait until something actually happens? These types of questions are quite common and we are always more than happy to answer them, so you feel confident about your decision to protect your oral health with prevention.